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Making the most of PDF Forms

STC India Chapter’s Annual conference in New Delhi just concluded.

Samartha and I conducted a workshop on Acrobat forms. We discussed and demonstrated the power of Acrobat forms, and the basics of designing forms using the Acrobat  Forms editor and LiveCycle Designer that ships with Acrobat Pro.

The presentation is uploaded on on SlideShare.

Actions wizard replaces Batch scripts in Acrobat X

Where did Batch scripts go? Nowhere, they now have a new avatar: Actions Wizard.

You might be looking for batch scripts in Acrobat X, and didn’t find it. Fear not, the functionality has not been removed. Acrobat X replaces Batch Scripts with the Actions Wizards. You can do almost everything you did with batch scripts, now without writing any code!

Action Wizards make it easier for you to to automate actions, and even easier for you and other users to run them.

See this episode on Adobe TV and rest assured.

Lori reviews how to create and use guided Actions to automate routine, multistep tasks

Update: Thom Parker has written an excellent article on Acrobat X actions. You can see it here:

Typography

Do serifs, sans serifs, glyphs, ligatures, leading, tracking, kerning make any sense to you? If you’re also as confused as I am, you just reached the right place.  I have attempted to condense some of the information relating to Typography into a single page document, that can be used as a ready-reckoner for newbie Typographers. I am posting version 1.0 of this project on my blog.

The PDF file is here.

What’s even better is that I’ve even mapped these terms to the features in Adobe Illustrator, so that you can apply this information right away!

Take a print, Save the PDF, Share it with your friends. Feel free to use it whichever way you want. If this really helps you, share your experience with us.

Can you help me make this better. Let me know how. Post a comment.